Quotation by Allen Tate

Now remember courage, go to the door,
Open it and see whether coiled on the bed
Or cringing by the wall, a savage beast
Maybe with golden hair, with deep eyes
Like a bearded spider on a sunlit floor
Will snarl—and man can never be alone.
Allen Tate (1899–1979), U.S. poet. The Wolves (l. 22–27). . .

Collected Poems, 1919-1976 [Allen Tate]. (1989) Louisiana State University Press.
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